Christmas party season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you can let your morals get a little bit looser than normal.
If you were planning on getting a little bit frisky during a drunken Uber ride home, don’t, it’s just been banned by the smartphone-ordering taxi service.
Ahead of the holiday period, Uber has released a brand new set of user guidelines, outlining what’s not permitted within its cars, and having sex is top of that list.
In case you were wondering, that means sex with other passengers, the driver or yourself, so just stop it, yeah?
A lack of sexy time isn’t the only thing Uber wants to enforce, other seemingly obvious rules such as not hitting its drivers, using inappropriate language or carrying drugs or guns while in the car have also been added to the naughty list.
When rules like this have been brought into force, you’ve got to ask yourself what people had been getting up to beforehand? Ewww.
Coming in with immediate effect, play fast and loose with the five new Uber laws and you’ll find yourself banned and facing a long walk home on your next night out.
What else made the list? Well, the full set of newly introduced guidelines reads:
- Damaging drivers’ or other passengers’ property. For example, damaging the car, breaking or vandalizing a phone, intentionally spilling food or drink, smoking, or vomiting due to excessive alcohol consumption.
- Physical contact with the driver or fellow riders. As our community guidelines make clear, you shouldn’t touch or flirt with other people in the car. As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what. And you should never hit or otherwise hurt a driver or fellow passenger.
- Use of inappropriate and abusive language or gestures. For example, asking overly personal questions, using verbal threats, and making comments or gestures that are aggressive, sexual, discriminatory, or disrespectful.
- Unwanted contact with the driver or fellow passenger after the trip is over. For example, texting, calling, or visiting someone in person after a ride has been completed. Remember, in most countries you can call and text your driver directly from the Uber app without ever having to share your personal phone number. This means that your phone number stays anonymous and is never given to the driver.
- Breaking the local law while using Uber. For example, bringing open containers of alcohol or drugs into the car; traveling in large groups that exceed the number of seat belts in the car; asking drivers to break local traffic laws such as speed limits; or using Uber to commit a crime, including drug and human trafficking or the sexual exploitation of children.
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What’s the worst thing you’ve seen someone do in an Uber? Let us know in the comments.